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of the damage claims. governor cuomo and i have spent hours and hours speaking to individual members of the house and senate, to answer their questions. we worked with president obama and his administration and satisfied them of the urgent need of the $60 billion aid package. this was good enough for 62 united states senators of both parties to vote for this package. this was good enough for majority of the house of representatives. it overcame all the factual challenges, it just could not overcome the toxic interl politics of the house majority. finally, new jersey and new york are perennially among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need, we are donor states, spending -- sending much more to washington, d.c. than we ever get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help, six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this cong
, governor cuomo and i will not stop fighting together to see that justice is done and our citizens suffering is finally addressed by this congress. >> that news conference wrapping up just a couple minutes ago. happening after governor christie spoke with president obama about the lack of a spending solution for hurricane sandy victims. here's what's some house members had to say about the failure of oufer republican leadership to bring a standing aid bill to the floor before the end of the session. this is from earlier today. >> the fact is as congresswoman lowey said within 10 days of can treeno $60 billion was appropriated. that number ended up going well over $100 billion. there is now nine weeks and nothing has been appropriated at all by this congress from the people of new york, new jersey, connecticut, long island which i represent. and the fact is that over the last five, six, seven weeks we did everything that the republican leadership asked us to do. governor cuomo came down. i was at the meeting. he met with the speaker. governor christie came down, he met with the speaker. mayor
, governor cuomo, we met with eric cantor, who by the way, kept his word throughout this, and the bill was drawn. we were promised that it would come up yet. we provided every penny of documentation, and the speaker of the house of representatives walked off the floor, didn't even give us a courtesy of a notice, told as ann -- -- so there's some dysfunction in the leadership, the speaker for some reason is taking it out on new york, long island and new jersey, speaker boehner is the one. he walked off the floor, refused to tell us why, refused to give under the circumstances any indication of warning whatsoever, and eric cantor met with us throughout the week, he devised the strategy how to bring it to the floor to make it acceptable to let the republicans who wanted to vote against parts of the bill, they could do that, but the bill was going to pass. the bottom line is here. the republican speaker walked off the floor without allows the vote. i'm just saying these people have no problem finding new york, these republicans, when they're trying to raise money. they raised millions in n
for less drama than speaker boehner managed to anger chris christie, andrew cuomo, the entire northeast constituency and then some. now i guess he's had a change of heart. is that right? >> he drew a lot of bipartisan fire. and peter king after firing some broad sides at speaker boehner and who on the floor suggest that republicans stop donating money to the republican party until this thing gets straightened out as a means of retribution, peter king emerged from that meeting with other tri-state area lawmakers and says what's done a done. my anger this morning was a lifetime ago. apparently the speaker patched things up to a sufficient agree with peter king. i don't know about the democrats from that area. with his offer now to put a bill on the floor for $9 billion. a down payment sof $9 billion, the most urgent need is flood insurance for those folks on the coast of new jersey, new york, and connecticut. put that on the floor on friday. just a day after the new congress begins. and pledges to do the $51 billion on january 15th. here's the problem all along. the speaker did not want t
was provided by governor cuomo, gov. christie, mayor bloomberg. everybody played by the rules except tonight when the rug was pulled out from under us. the people who are out of their homes, the people who are cold, the people who lost their jobs, they do not have the time to wait. we have responsibilities. >> the gentleman is recognized. >> i am sitting here in shock. there are americans suffering because of an act of nature. it is our obligation as americans to make sure we come to the aid of americans, and that is why on this issue democrats and republicans have come together in any kind of crisis. when it comes to natural disasters, we have always come together. how can we return -- how can we turn our backs on americans staminat? we cannot turn our backs on our citizens who need us, some who will not have a place to stay for a long time, people who suffer, people who need food. we are americans. i am shocked. mr. speaker, you have to reconsider. >> for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? the gentleman is recognized. >> i have been a member of this body for 24
cuomo came down, i was at the meeting. he met with the speaker. governor kristi came down, mayor bloomberg came down. he met with the majority leader. we were asked to submit detailed document. they all submitted absolute documentation. when we asked is there anything else required? no. you have given us all we need. when the bill came from the senate we were told there was some pork in the bill. that was taken out of the bill. the bill was going to be voted on on the house floor was exactly in compliance what the republican leadership asked us to do. let me just say at this time in my dealings with him, majority leader cantor has been very straightforward, very direct. last night i know that he was fighting to get the bill on the calendar. it was the speaker, for whatever reason, walked off the floor and said that the bill was being pulled. i don't enjoy saying this. i consider myself a personal friend of john boehner. and john boehner personally has been very helpful to me over the years. it pains me to say this. but the fact is dismissive attitude that was shown last night tow
damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congressman steny hoyer expressing outrage with the leaders decision to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house committee drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before the term ends at noon tomorrow. spokesman says the congress is still committed, though, to passing that legislation this month. >> 6:05 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is on blood thinners to treat a blood clot. she fainted and had a concussion. doctors were giving her a checkup this past sunday. that's when an mri revealed she had a blood clot between her brain and skull. doctors say it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. clinton is expected to make a full recovery. for now, she's under doctor's care at new york presbyterian hospital. >>> in the da
governor country christy, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congress denny hoyer to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house come drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before this term ends at noon tomorrow. his spokesman said the congressman is still committed to passing the legislation this month. >>> let's switch gears and talk about the weather. sunny skies but another cold morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us. >>> this is the coldest day we've had since last winter and this morning we had quite a bit of cloudiness at dawn. since then the sky has thinned out. the atmosphere is thinning. we've had the cloud cover moving f to the east. but there's a few clouds north of us and well south but right over the metro area and much of northern virginia, maryland, the eastern shore, into the mountains,
: no, we're seeing lighter snow but it's still falling steadily and governor cuomo has asked people to avoid non-essential travel. here's why, poor visibility and the possibility of ice on the roads. you can see the roads here in downtown syracuse. we've seen plows coming in and out of these roads but the snow is still accumulating. what you're seeing on the sides of the road too is accumulation from this snowstorm, which is expected to dump 9 to 13 inches and also some previous snowstorms. they have had 13 inches in the last four days. syracuse officials say this area is used to getting snow. of course a big challenge is so much snow in such a short period of time. it's been almost two years since syracuse has seen a foot of snow all in one shot. >> inez, thank you. >>> a potent winter storm really socked the midwest. travel conditions were so treacherous the pacers had to postpone a game against the bulls. getting around the country today and the rest of the week will be a challenge of the meteorologist bonnie schneider tracking the system. what is the latest, especially for me, b
england states. new york's governor andrew cuomo, has opened up an emergency operations center and he also warned power companies to really be on their toes especially following all the criticism that happened for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetlin
cuomo and governor bloomberg give a breakdown of the republican leadership, we were told it was satisfactory. there was no pork. i wish they would tell the truth. connell: no vote you know of on the schedule today? >> no. 100 people are missing today. the house is not in session today. connell: congressman king from capitol hill, talk to you again soon. back to the markets, big rally today with a deal on the fiscal cliff. stuart hoffman from pnc financial services out of pittsburgh, peter barnes at the top of the hour on what this deal means to you individually but what does it mean to the economy as a whole? stuart: i think it is a good thing. we avoided the huge tax hikes that would have thrown the economy into recession. the disappointment is we kicked the can down the road on the spending side. the two month we gotta deal with the debt ceiling, we had assumed there would be $150 billion of tax hikes if you want to call it that and another $50 billion of spending cuts. that hasn't been determined. the unemployment would be extended. it really doesn't cause us to go bac
. >> reporter: good morning, ali, yeah, it's still snowing here and governor cuomo has asked new yorkers to avoid non-essential travel and here's why. poor visibility and the possibility of ice on the streets. you can see these are the streets of downtown syracuse. plows have been coming by here all morning long, but the snow is still accumulating here. i'm show you some of the accumulation. a foot is expected from this storm but also in the past four days syracuse has had 13 inches of snow from other snowstorms. now, city officials say that this area is actually used to snow. however, the amount of snow in such a short period of time is a challenge, of course, for cleanup efforts and it's been almost two years since syracuse has had a foot of snow all in one shot, ali. >> we'll keep an eye on this with you through the course of the morning. this powerful storm really rocked the nation's heart land. travel conditions so treacherous the indiana pacers had to postpone last night's home game against the chicago bulls. flying and driving today and the rest of the week will continue to be tou
christie a republican, and governor cuomo should be deeply disappointed and angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. i have been to new york. i have walked the beaches. i have seen their homes that have been destroyed with my colleague, greg meeks. i have talked to to members of congress. congressman crowley, congressman pallone, congressman rothman, all who have had their citizens deeply damaged by the ravages of the perhaps storm of historical proportions that struck the northeast. none of us is immune, not from a tornado, flood or a fire. i deeply regret that i can't change this opinion, but it's not what we ought to be doing that. there are republicans that are grieved by this action and democrats on this floor who are deeply grieved by this action. this is not the right thing to do. i would hope it would be reconsidered. we have asked our members to stay here. every one of them. knowing full well they wanted to go home, just for a day toe see their families. mr. speaker, i would hope this decision would be reconsidered. i would hope th
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